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Grand Rutherglen Muscat (375ml)

Incredibly rich with aged complexity

$65.00 CELLAR CLUB
$58.50

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

This classification takes the flavour of Rutherglen Muscat to still a higher plane of development. A mature style with greater intensity and mouth filling depth of flavour, complexity and viscosity: producing layers of texture and flavour with seamless integration of the flavours of fruit, grape spirit and mature oak. The Muscats of Rutherglen are considered the “World’s Richest Wines” and bear a mark of authenticity – an oval logotype with a stylised “R” – which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great Muscat vineyards of the region. The “Muscat of Rutherglen” trademark assures the highest quality of wine exclusively sourced from the Rutherglen Wine Region. Campbells’ ‘house style’ is typically complex and elegant, capturing a rich purity of fruit flavours while finishing clean and dry. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Wine Making

The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.

Cellaring

Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.

Technical

The Grapes: Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be

This classification takes the flavour of Rutherglen Muscat to still a higher plane of development. A mature style with greater intensity and mouth filling depth of flavour, complexity and viscosity: producing layers of texture and flavour with seamless integration of the flavours of fruit, grape spirit and mature oak. The Muscats of Rutherglen are considered the “World’s Richest Wines” and bear a mark of authenticity – an oval logotype with a stylised “R” – which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great Muscat vineyards of the region. The “Muscat of Rutherglen” trademark assures the highest quality of wine exclusively sourced from the Rutherglen Wine Region. Campbells’ ‘house style’ is typically complex and elegant, capturing a rich purity of fruit flavours while finishing clean and dry. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Palate:

Rich, deep brown. Complex raisined fruit characters, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a distinct ‘aged oak’ lift. An incredible depth of luscious raisined fruit floods the front palate. Walnut, dark chocolate, ground coffee bean, vanilla and nutty dry mature oak characters add complexity, before an incredibly long, drawn out finish.
The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.
Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.
The Grapes: Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be
"There's just something majestic about a Grand muscat. It has all the complexity age can buy - base wine from the 1950s yet still has incredible freshness belying its ageing. Toffee, lemon drops and tea, malt loaf and salted caramel. It's luscious, warming, sweet yet balanced with its acidity. This is a very fine Grand." - 96 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2020

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